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COMMUNITY  BASED POVERTY REDUCTION PROJECT

CPRP-STREET CHILDREN COMPONENT.

 

 


ACTIVITY REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT  OF

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN HOMES AND REHABILITATION CENTER(A.C.H.R.C)

 


African Christian Homes & Rehabilitation Center is a Faith Based organisation a subsidiary of FAITH AFRICAN EVANGELISIM INC and registered with Registrar General Department with registration number G.4301.

It is registered to see the welfare of street children,youth,orphans and women in particular and general welfare of our people.Our main goal is to reduce streetism in Ghana,reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in our society .

The objective of the N G O is to see to the welfare of street children give them better standard of living ,through quality schooling and learning of an employable trade that will benefit them and the society.

1st week of January 2003 the organisation went to some places in kumasi Metropolis Assembly  namely Suame, Asawasi,Breman,Adum,Santasi,Kejetia,Ayinam,Maakro,and identified some street children,carrying iced water,shoe shining,toffee selling,load carrying(kaya yoo)in these places .

 

MODE OF SELECTION

2 of the children were picked from santasi and Ayinam 4 from Aboabo and Asawasi 2 from Maakro 6 from Suame 1 from Kronum 1 from Adum Pampaso 1 from Kwadaso 1 from Buokrom and 1 from Fante newtown.

A series of meetings with their parents ,guidience and care takers were held with questionairs answered before these needy street children were selected from among the remaing 50 children.

These children constitute mostly of selling of iced water,biscuits abd chewing gum,cola nuts,porters(kaya yoo)sellers of fried meats at funerals and celebrations.selling of soaps and detergents for  the people they are staying with,shoe shining,iced cream selling among others.

 

REINTERGRATION

Majority  of these children have been reuinted with their families in the homes and in towns leaving with only few still styaing with people in the city learning the trade.

After identifying 80 street children we had a series of discussions with each of the child.

Majority of them complained of coming from homes,as their parents can not  cater for them so they have to work to help their parents to feed themselves and their brothers and sisters.others are orphans who live with other people or one of their parents but becasue they are many they have to work to support the home.

Some complained of broken homes which has forced them to come out to the street.

 

2nd week in January ,we went to see the children i dentified and only 50 were seen and taken to their parents,guidiance and care takers for discussions and finally 20 needy children were selected.

On 13th January  a days workshop was held for the 23 selected  street children and their parents /guidience at suame workshop.

 

Various Masters were contacted after visiting many different shops and the cretaria used to  choose the masters are;

1).   Location of the shop

2).  Number of apprentice in shop

3).  The rate work comes to the shop

4).  The impart gained by the apprentice shop

5).  Relationship between masters and apprentice

6).  Seriousness of masters and apprentice towards work

 

Selected Street Children were taken to various masters craftsmen  after ascertaining the type of skill training each want to learn or taking to them to various schools in January after negotiations.An agreement was signed between the  parents/guidiance and the NGO of the continuity keeping of the children, providing accommodation and feeding in the evenings.  A contract agreement was signed between African Christian Homes and Rehabilitation Centre and KMA on Street Children Project to be under taken.An amount of  ˘31,000,000 (thirtty-one million cedis) out of ˘80,000,000 for the twenty months period was released to our Organization for procurement and placement and allowances of the select Street Children in to schools and employable skill training kfor the 1st quarter.  Amount was relase after singing con tract in January; NGO’s own contribution for the first quarter is (5,060,000).Two(2) of nthe selected street childred were put at Central Mosque Basic school.  Asawasi, two (2)  at Yusiufiya Muslem Primary School Asawasi.  Two (2) at State Girls – Bantama, Two (2)  At Atasemanso R\C Primary School  - Atasemanso and one (1) at Wawase school.

 
SKILL TRAINING

A total of 12 have been put in various Centres of Skill Training Centres out of it, one (1) Asawasi , (1) Maakro, one (1) Central Market , one (1) Offinso, one (1) Kwadaso , Seven (7) at Suame.

 

SEX DISTRIBUTION OF STREET CHILDREN

 

SEX

NUMBER

AGES

PERCENTAGE %

MALE

5

6-18

 

FEMALE

18

6-18

 

TOTAL

23

 

 

 

MATERIALS PROCUREMENT

ACHRC in line with the project proposal have bought  10 sewing machines for the girls who opted for sewing, paid their apprentice fees to various masters for both Hairdressers (Braiders) and dressmakers, learning tools provided as well  as two uniforms each and shoes  to work and other accessories needede to learn the work.

Also school children were provided with two unforms each, school sandals and Bag, and school fees were paid and stationery were provided,

 

ALLOWANCES:

All apprentice and school children’s feeding and transport allowances have been paid from January to March 2003,an also in their Exams fees paid.

 

MEDICATIONS:

One of the school children was operated during the 1st quarter.

 

OBSERVATION:

It was observed that some of the children did not complete Basic school and some have not even attended school before whilst some went but stop along the way.

 

ACHRC saw that during the second mouth most of the apprentice have settled down very well with their master trainers, and are ready to learn the trade.

Two of the school children were not consentrating but have changed their altitude and are serious with studies now.One of the Hairbraiders is progressing rapidly while the second one shows less consentration and is not improviing as wanted.  Majority of the Dressmakers are progressing very well as they all show seriousness.

SUCCESS

·        23 Street children have been taken out of the street with 20 of them re-intergrated witth their families and are learning a trade or schooling .

SUGGESTIONS

 

 

NAME OF CHILD

NAME OF SCHOOL

CLASS

TEACHERS

NAME

HEAD TEACHERS NAME

 

1)  AMA FORIWAA

ATASEMANSO R/C PRIMARY

FELECIA OWUSU

F.V. AMOAKO BEMPA

 

2)  KOFI AGYEMANG PREMPEH 

ATASEMANSO R/C PRIMARY

FELICIA OWUSU

F.V.AMOAKO BEMPA

 

3)  MARIEAN ASIEDU

BREMANG M/A PRIMARY

AGNES OWUSU BRENYAH

ROCKSON AGYARE

 

4)  ANTHONIETTE ADYEI

BREMANG M/A PRIMARY

AKUA FORSUAAH BAAH

ROCKSON AGYARE

 

5)  ADIZATU MOHAMMED

YUSIFIYA ISLAMIC PRIMARY

MOHAMMED RAHIN

COMFORT GARIBAH

 

6)  ABDELLA MOHAMMED

YUSIFIYA ISLAMIC PRIMARY

ESTHER BOATENG

COMFORT GARIBAH

 

7)  YAHAYA ABDULLAI

CENTRAL MOSQUE BASIC

SARAH SEFA BOATENG

R.K. ADDAI

 

8)  RAMATU ABUBAKAR

CENTRAL MOSQUE BASIC

SARAH SEFA BOATENG

R.K.ADDAI

 

9)  MARIAMATU SAIDU

STATE GIRLS

FAUSTINA AGBEKO

GRACE ANSAH

 

10) FIRDEUS SAIDU

 

 

 

 

11) AMA AGYEMANG

 

 

 

 

12) KWASI FRIMPONG